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A Week's Worth Of Clean-Eating Smoothies

Clean Eating...what does it really mean? I recently led a 14-day Clean-Eating Challenge at the yoga studio where I teach Vinyasa-style yoga, including 7 days of smoothies.

Here is how I define Clean Eating:

  • Using fresh ingredients in their own element (unprocessed), like bananas, fresh kale, avocado, frozen mango chunks, fresh cucumber.
  • When using products, using ones that are only 1 ingredient: shredded unsweetened coconut, hemp seeds, flax meal.
  • Making your own version of food or drinks that normally have a list of ingredients, such as homemade almond milk.

Smoothies are a quick and easy way to eat a clean meal. I use the formula:

1 frozen fruit + 1 fresh fruit and/or vegetable + a protein (nut butter or beans) + a superfood (hemp seeds, flax meal, chia seeds) + a liquid (water, almond milk, orange juice).

Here are 7 smoothies recipes to kick off your day with a clean meal:

1. Almond Berry Smoothie

This smoothie is packed with antioxidants and fiber. The richness of the purple lets you know it is nutritious!

Almond Berry Smoothie

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2. Chia Ginger Smoothie

A refreshing smoothie with a spicy kick from ginger is an energizing way to start the day.

Chia Ginger Smoothie

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3. Orange Chia Smoothie

A creamy orange-based smoothie with coconut and flax will bring a little tropical flair to your post-workout regime.

Orange Chia Smoothie

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4. Kale Avocado Smoothie

Kale..check. Avocado...check. Perfectly green smoothie...check!

Kale Avocado Smoothie

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5. Paleo Apple Pie Smoothie

All the key flavors of apple pie come together is this hearty apple pie smoothie with a hint of coconut.

Paleo Apple Pie Smoothie

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6. Matcha Coconut Smoothie

Matcha, powdered green tea, not only adds a beautiful green color to smoothies has also been shown to lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure.

Matcha Coconut Smoothie

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7. Cucumber Pear Smoothie

Cucumbers can help hydrate you before a morning run or alongside a cup of coffee!

Cucumber Pear Smoothie

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You can see the full recipes plus a few more smoothies in the Clean-Eating Challenge smoothie collection.

Still hungry for more articles about smoothies? Read this article about smoothie combinations or see hundreds of smoothie recipes in our smoothie collection page.

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About Alli Shircliff

Certified nutritionist, yoga instructor, judge on Allrecipes Dinner Spinner Show on The CW, & lover of smoothies, cooking, hiking, pizza & walking. Follow me on Twitter @anopencookbook !